What About the Three Forms of Inference?

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  • Gennaro Auletta Pontifical Gregorian University

Keywords:

Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Inference, Logic

Abstract

Deduction, abduction, and induction are analysed. They are shown to consist in the connections between three terms: distinctive marks, equivalence classes, and properties. The general way in which these connections are established is through law-like hypotheses, sampling, and expectation. Moreover, each inference is shown to consist in a different form of expectation. Some of the ensuing consequences are shown, in particular those concerning fictional and abstract entities, class hierarchy, and extensional versus intensional logic.

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01-03-2009

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Auletta, Gennaro. “What About the Three Forms of Inference?”. Acta Philosophica 18, no. 1 (March 1, 2009): 59–74. Accessed February 26, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3975.

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